Urweisse | Erdinger Weissbräu

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Ungespundet on 02-25-2008

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Ratings:
192
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of JWU
2.63/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

50cl bottle, best by 9/2010

A- the best head on a weissbeer I've ever seen. Huge retention, great lacing. cloudy orange/tan color.

S- Cloves, cloves, and more cloves, with a banana hint.

T- Mild taste in comparison to the smell. CLoves, but there's a strange mineral/metallic thing going on. Blech.

M- creamy, with a little carbonation. Nothing spectacular.

D- What I thought may be a promising Weissbeer turns out to be a big disappointment. Looks fabulous, smells great, but the odd mineral/metallic component on the taste really ruins it.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
2.99/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Best by March 2014

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a huge white bubbly head, fades at a decent rate but takes awhile because of the amount, oddly no lacing whatsoever though.

Smell has a bit of a weird yeasty funk to it, slight hint of grassiness and clove.

Taste is definitely heavy handed on the yeast front with a bit of an off flavor, reminds me of drinking an unfiltered wheat beer but that every sip is part of the dregs, clove adds some spiciness to the mix to help distract, carbonation is medium-high but closer to the medium range, finishes quite dry.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Pours a big foamy head on a cloudy straw body.
The aroma is muted lemon and earthy. Nice.
The taste starts with mild lemon bitter, watery, a little spice and finishes with a mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It doesn't have a lot of flavor but not bad.

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Photo of BlackSpark
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of John_Squires
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L211107. AROMA: wheat malt profile dominates. low to no esters (bubblegum and banana). some yeast aroma. APPEARANCE: light amber color and hazy. slight ivory average head with good retention. FLAVOR: strong wheat profile with some bready yeast notes. none to very faint esters or phenols. PALATE: medium-light body and high carbonation. OVERALL: a weizen that lacks the traditional aromas of banana and vanilla.

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Photo of celikelf
3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dasenebler
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

.5L, Germany, best by 2/11.

Brilliant, fluffy head, with excellent retention and lacing. Lightly hazy straw orange. Appearance grade would be higher if it weren't for yeast floaties. I learned my lesson after the first bottle, with which I performed the wheat beer swirl. No swirl on the second bottle helped to minimize floaties, but perhaps took away from the flavor.

Aroma is vague and uninteresting: hints of bread, yeast, phenols.

Flavor is okay. Lightly tart, with a sturdy bready flavor. Fruit and phenol action is limited, unfortunately. Where's the banana? I need my fix! Oooo, ooo, aaa, aaa [beats on chest and scratches self]. A pretty average Hefeweizen in terms of flavor.

Mouthfeel was good, with a bright effervescence and smooth feel. Medium drinkability for the style.

Was expecting more out of this special "Urweisse." This is not bad beer, I just prefer the Hefes of other German breweries.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. In Paulaner glass. Watching Sucker Punch. The aroma is not bad, not one of the best for its style but neither one of the worst. However, it has a bit of rancid touch in the taste

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Photo of Fake_History
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Murky amber colour. Tastes malty with overtones of wholemeal banana bread and notes of honey. Zesty citrus nose. Overall quite a sweet beer, perhaps a little too creamy, with a sickly oily texture.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerdrifter
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy amber-orange pour with two finger head that fades quickly with minimal lacing. Pretty typical nose for a Weizen with lots of banana, grain, grass and yeast, along with hints of clove, soap and butterscotch. The taste is much the same with the banana and soap at the forefront and a bit of lemon and clove on the finish. Very fizzy, carbonated mouthfeel with a tangy, dry finish. I'm not a Weizen fan whatsoever, but this was more tolerable than most. The typical Weizen characteristics were a bit more subdued with this which made it much more drinkable for me.

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Photo of Nrod
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mds1101
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seanyfo
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

50cl bottle BB 12/2010 poured into my Schneider Weisse Weissbier glass.

A- Fantastic 5 finger head with fantastic rentention and lacing. Proper fresh weissbier style. Amber/orange body with lively beading

S- Slight metallic nose, strong clove note.

T- Cloves coming through strong in the beginning with a faint hop bite.Medicinal cough syrup quality in the finish. Greasy residue aftertaste coating the tongue.

M- Lowish carbonation, creamy

D- Certainly looks the part. Some classic weissbier characteristics but there is this horrible greasy residue that i got from the normal Hefe that coats the tongue. Not pleasant! Too much of a medicinal quality to be refreshing.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just mown my lawns and set up the bar-b-que for the main match (USA v England). I thought nice weissbier would allow me to settle down before the guests arrive.

50cl Brown bottle, best before the end of September 2010, poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier glass.

I couldn't get the whole bottle into the glass (even though I know how to pour a weissbier), such was the size of its head. The body was a cloudy/misty dull golden colour, with trails of bubbles rising to replenish the aforementioned white foaming head.

The aroma was of vanilla pods and wheat, I always try to find banana esters in a weissbier, this didn't release any I could detect.

Typical taste, refreshing and thirst quenching, ideal beer to have after some hard labour. Not the best beer I've had in this style, but certainly worth trying.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A turbid, orange beer with an initial big head that settles into a lacy white head.

Smell is grainy with clear wheat notes. Some faint banana and maybe a little clove. A strange, green smell appears when I swirl the beer in the glass. This is almost sulfuric.

Taste has wheat in it, not very strong, light grainy and overall light. Striking is the very weak banana and clove (phenolic) taste normally found in Weizen. This makes the mouthfeel different from other Weizens.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stcules
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

hazy orange, with big chunks of yeast. Very carbonated.
Weizen style foam, very creamy, white and abundant.
Well balanced smell, with sharp notes of cloves, a bit of banana, pleasant.
Again cloves in the taste, again wel balanced, yeast too.
Yeasty and a bit phenolic aftertaste, with a light band aid note.
After all, not bad, a more than honest weizen.

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Photo of pixieskid
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a solid 3 finger head and a nice orange hue.

Aroma and flavor is a bit mild but it has the typical notes of a hefe along with an unexpected earthy bitterness (maybe that's the "old") in this beers recipe.

Overall; decent and different but nothing special.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Erdinger pint glass in low altitude Galway Ireland. I had it in the Salthouse. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a three finger head of fair cream and thickness. Good retention. Orange-gold nontransparent colour.

Sm: Citrus esters: orange and lemon. Medium strength scent.

T: Wonderful citrus - but sharp - body. Lots of orange and a bit of lemon esters. Balanced well, built alright.

Mf: Nicely coarse and just enough wetness. Not too thick or thin.

Dr: Wonderful to drink often, but perchance not all night. High price in Ireland, but maybe worth it.

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Urweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
3.74 out of 5 based on 192 ratings.
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